Michael Anastassiades

Born: 1967 on Cyprus
Famous works: Beosound Edge speaker from B&O, Tube Chandelier, the IC Light, and String Light collections, and the Arrangement pendants from Italian Flos.
Education: Civil Engineer from Imperial College of Science Technology & Medicine in London, followed by a masters in industrial design from the Royal College of Art.

As a child, Michael was already fascinated by the amazing lighting solutions from Flos. He grew up in a small town on Cyprus that was home to a lamp shop. He often went there to admire the many lighting solutions from the Italian brand.

The lovely and bold lamps are often inspired by everyday moments—from a juggler perfectly balancing their balls to the way electrical wires connect electrical pylons in the landscape. Elegant lamps that both create a comfortable light and have a sculptural expression, whether on or off. At first glance, his designs are incredibly minimalistic, but they are often surprisingly detailed, featuring blown glass, tailored metals, and elegant lighting effects.
Coordinates S1 Pendant - Flos
RRP EUR 1,820.00
In stock now
IC F1 Floor Lamp Chrome - Flos
RRP EUR 750.00
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IC S2 Pendant Brass - Flos
RRP EUR 630.00
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IC S1 Pendant Brass - Flos
RRP EUR 480.00
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IC F1 Floor Lamp Brass - Flos
RRP EUR 750.00
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IC S1 Pendant Chrome - Flos
RRP EUR 480.00
In stock now
Arrangements Ceiling Rose Small - Flos
RRP EUR 570.00
Expected in stock: 14 - 16 days
IC C/W2 Ceiling Lamp/Wall Lamp Matte Black - Flos
RRP EUR 630.00
Expected in stock: 14 - 16 days
Arrangements Ceiling Rose Large - Flos
RRP EUR 650.00
Expected in stock: 14 - 16 days
IC C/W1 Wall Lamp/Ceiling Lamp Chrome - Flos
RRP EUR 480.00
Expected in stock: 19-06-2024
Captain Flint Floor Lamp Black - Flos
RRP EUR 1,595.00
Expected in stock: 14 - 16 days
Glo-Ball Basic 2 Table Lamp - Flos
RRP EUR 725.00
Expected in stock: 14 - 16 days
Coordinates S2 Pendant Moon Grey - Flos
RRP EUR 2,100.00
Expected in stock: 14 - 16 days
Coordinates S3 Pendant - Flos
RRP EUR 3,000.00
Expected in stock: 14 - 16 days
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Michael Anastassiades and Flos

His career in lighting started with a dilemma. He had just moved into his first home in London, but he couldn’t find the light he wanted. So, he decided to design lamps for his home. His collaboration with Flos began in 2011 when the managing director at the time, Piero Gandini, was on a trip to New York. He suddenly spotted an exciting object—a lamp that didn’t look like your usual lamp. He got the contact details for the designer who turned out to be Michael Anastassiades. Their first meeting was a 20-minute taxi ride, but that was all it took for them to embark on a partnership.

Despite an early wish to be “a creative”, his parents had other plans for his education. He was to do a degree that would guarantee a job in finance or marketing. His parents felt that degrees in creative and artistic subjects always led to failed careers, never to success. Michael had to study something practical so that he would always have something to fall back on, so he decided to study civil engineering.

While studying civil engineering at the College of Science Technology & Medicine in London, he noticed the nearby Royal College of Art. Once he finished his degree, he immediately applied for a masters in industrial design at the Royal College of Art, and that’s how he got into design. He established his studio in London in 1994, and he’s been designing technically advanced yet incredibly beautiful products ever since.

These days, his designs are part of permanent exhibitions around the world. His works are represented at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Art Institute of Chicago, Victoria & Albert Museum in London, and MAK in Vienna.
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